Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia—excluding Wyoming and West Virginia—on Thursday announced a $60 million settlement with medical technology company C.R. Bard Inc., over the corporation’s marketing of surgical mesh products.

The 27-page settlement agreement between the states and Bard—a subsidiary of New Jersey-based Becton, Dickinson and Co.—says the company signed off on the settlement without admitting any liability.

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